I trust you're enjoying your summer. We have been absolutely thrilled with our summer temps. It finally feels like summer. We've been to the community pool a few times and have been making good use of our small inflatable pool in the backyard.
Since we've moved ourselves out of the upstairs and live on our first floor, the air conditioning load has been cut in half. I keep the temperature around 78 and use FANS to move the cooled air around. It has been so nice. Our shower is on the second floor, so every time we make a trip upstairs to use the shower, we're reminded how heat rises and how glad we are we moved to the first floor!
Speaking of air conditioning, the AC died in our van. It conveniently coincided with the first week of temps in the 90s. As I rode around with my windows down and sweat trickling down my back (limiting those trips to an absolute minimum), I was reminded of the decades of no air conditioning in house or car that I experienced in Florida. I then blessed the man who invented air conditioning! (My husband got the AC recharged and I'm "cool" again. Yay!)
I just came across a new (to me) blog. I haven't read all the way through it, so I hope it stays on topic, but so far it has been intriguing. It's called "Trash Society." HERE is the link, and below is the intro:
What’s the challenge? The challenge is no new stuff for one year. This means no shopping in retail stores, with the exception of groceries and toiletries. (I don’t want CPS taking my kids away for my radicalness) Groceries and toiletries are the only new things we will buy and will, in the process, learn better ways to make those purchases. The only places we will shop is thrift stores or resale shops. No major purchases either. Now the one small issue here is that sometimes I have to buy things at work for stage sets or marketing. I will still have to make those purchases because I need my job. (Or do I? Okay, a subject for another time)It looks extreme, but I'm planning on gleaning all things useful from her experience. If nothing else, it might be entertaining to read how she handles the details and the challenges!
I will be blogging this challenge. It started yesterday, May 27, 2010.
Jul 17, 2010